Annual literacy campaign kicks off in August

Fri, May 18, 2018 by Rebecca Cochran

Childhood literacy is the common thread that connects community giving in all Scripps markets. Beginning Aug. 13, the Scripps Howard Foundation will kick off its third annual “If you give a child a book . . . ” campaign to put books into the hands of children living in poverty.

The literacy campaign – a partnership of the Foundation, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company and members of the Scripps family – has distributed more than 100,000 books to children since 2017.

The “If you give a child a book . . . " campaign receives donations from Scripps employees and matching dollars from members of the Scripps family. Every dollar is used for the purchase of books for children who need them most. Books are purchased at-cost through a partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs, further maximizing the purchasing power of every donated dollar.

The Scripps Howard Foundation is committed to closing the word gap for children across the country. The ability to read can help lift children out of poverty and create a better-informed world.

To move the needle on this issue, we know it will take a community commitment. Save the date for Aug. 13-31, for the Foundation’s third annual book campaign.

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